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BBS: The Documentary Archive

Jason Scott (TEXTFILES.COM)

The BBS Documentary Video Collection is a varied set of video items collected by Jason Scott, curator of TEXTFILES.COM. These are recordings about and from the era of the domination of ASCII and Dial-up Bulletin Board Systems (roughly the 1970s through the 1990s, with examples far before and after that).

Over 250 hours of interviews were conducted for a project called "BBS: The Documentary" (website at bbsdocumentary.com). The questions centered around the history of Dial-up BBSes but sometimes drifted into related topics. Most of the full interviews will be made available on this site over the course of a year.

In each case, an audio file of the interviews will also be made available along with the videotaped material, as well as photographs taken during the interview. All material will be released Creative Commons Attribute-Sharealike and you are encouraged to download, re-edit, share, and otherwise use this material as the foundation for further research.

Click to view the Archive's related Textfiles audio collection.


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BBS Documentary Interview: Bootleg
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BBS Documentary Interview: Jayne
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BBS Documentary Interview: Phil Becker and Bob Hartman
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BBS Documentary Interview: Dennis Cruise
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BBS Documentary Interview: Steve Catmull and David W. Terry
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BBS Documentary Interview: Jerel Crosland
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BBS Documentary Interview: Alan Aspuru-Guzik (n0pal)
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BBS Documentary Interview: JED (ACiD)
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BBS Documentary Interview: Aron Insinga
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BBS Documentary Interview: Kelly Smith
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BBS Documentary Interview: Dr. Trevor Marshall
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BBS Documentary Interview: Curt Vendel
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BBS Documentary Interview: ANSI Summit
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BBS Documentary Interview: Ernie Longmire (Count Nibble)
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BBS Documentary Interview: Milo Tsukroff
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BBS Documentary Interview: Ed Williams
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BBS Documentary Interview: Corey Snow
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BBS Documentary Interview: John Hedtke